Thursday, April 26, 2018

2018 Bowman - The Dodgers Base Autograph Cards

Now that you've seen the base cards here are all of the autographed base inserts found in packs of Topps 2018 Bowman Baseball. There are notable top prospects here; including catcher Keibert Ruiz, Dennis Santana, Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo and DJ Peters.

Chrome Prospect Autographs

#CPA-DP DJ Peters            #CPA-DS Dennis Santana

Blog Kiosk: 4/26/2018 - Dodgers Links - A Gondola to Dodger Stadium?


What the heck is this?

Apparently there are plans to build something called an Aerial Rapid Transit or "ART" system that will allow fans to travel from Union Station in Downtown LA to Dodger Stadium inside a gondola in just minutes.

Wha....!? No Frick'n Way!

Go here to find out more. BTW, this is all still in the planning stages. The system isn't expected to be operational until 2022.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

2018 Topps Now - #119 - Walker Buehler's Debut


How did I miss this?

For whatever reason the existence of this newest Dodgers' Topps Now card escaped me. So, it's way too late to purchase it directly from Topps. On the other hand, with 1,323 copies ordered I suspect that anybody who wanted one got one.

2018 Bowman Baseball - All the Dodgers Base Cards

The brand that has come to define the rookie card and prospect hunting is now out in stores. Featured here are all of the base and prospect base Dodgers' cards found in packs of 2018 Bowman Baseball. Go here for a complete checklist.

This set is filled with Dodger youngsters - many of whom will likely find themselves in Los Angeles over the next few years. It includes cards for both Buehler and Verdugo. At the same time, there are "1st Bowman" cards for Johan Mieses, Jeren Kendall, Dennis Santana, Ibandel Isabel and Keibert Ruiz.

Base

#47 Cody Bellinger             #59 Walker Buehler

Blog Bat Around: My All Autograph Team


I used to lament the disappearance of these kind of group-blog posts that were once a mainstay within the card collecting/blogging community. Now that there's been a recent resurgence in the "Blog Bat Around's," I find myself being too lazy to participate.

Well, no more to that.

I'm going to get off my fat bum and put something together.

So, with out further delay here is my "All Autograph Team." This Blog Bat Around is brought to us by "Torren' Up Cards, " and as you can guess we are to put together the best possible team using only autographs from our own collection. Furthermore, I will take it a step further and include only Dodger players on my team.

Blog Kiosk: 4/25/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


Just a nice friendly hello.

Considering last night umpire debacle that has much of Dodger Nation "up-'n-arms" I thought the above vintage 1937 Associated Press photo found on eBay would be fun to share. Per the descriptor on the reverse:
"BURLY "GREETS" DOLLY.  New York, May 5--"Dolly Stark, National League umpire who stayed away from the game last year because of salary differences, was greeted back on the job today by burly Burleigh Grimes, Brooklyn Dodger Manager.  The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Dodgers, 5 to 1."
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  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1976 Cubs outfielder Rick Monday, in an act that will be remembered and celebrated throughout the country, snatched and rescued an American flag from two protesters who were in the midst of setting it on fire. You can watch it here.
"He got down on his knees and I could tell he wasn't throwing holy water on it," Monday said of one of the perpetrators. "If he's going to burn a flag, he better do it in front of somebody who doesn't appreciate it. I've visited enough veterans' hospitals and seen enough with their legs blown off defending that flag."